Best way to label my name on an SKB snare case?

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What's the best way to put my name on a molded plastic SKB snare case? Something that won't come off obviously, and probably something that I can put on both the lid and base. The plastic isn't smooth so my label maker stickers won't stay (I don't think). It's this model:

 

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An engraver then paint the voids or low-tech spray paint with a stencil.

A nice looking way might be to get custom name plates from a trophy/plaque shop and rivet them on.
 

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Name on plaque is a nice idea and very custom. A little harsh but you can also melt/carve name in w/a soldering tip. Practice on plastic 1st.
 

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Paint pen...the type with the ball that you shake up like a can of spray paint.

Permanent, great for rough surfaces, relatively cheap, and available at AC Moore and Walmart...
 

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Don't forget to put your Social Security # on it! :)

Just kidding...use a sharpie.
 

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Silver sharpie. Acetone or nail polish remover can remove it if necessary
 

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Have your name changed to Scott K Bashford. Presto, all your cases are now marked.
 

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A paint marker would work if it doesn't need to be too 'pretty'. If you want something that looks professionally stenciled, PM me and I'll make you a pair of masking stencils using my vinyl cutter (no charge). Buy a rattle can of Krylon fusion spray paint(made for plastic), apply the stencil, mask to prevent over spray and shoot it. It'll look like it came from the factory. Bruce
 

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drumrman2002 said:
A paint marker would work if it doesn't need to be too 'pretty'. If you want something that looks professionally stenciled, PM me and I'll make you a pair of masking stencils using my vinyl cutter (no charge). Buy a rattle can of Krylon fusion spray paint(made for plastic), apply the stencil, mask to prevent over spray and shoot it. It'll look like it came from the factory. Bruce
Nice!
Coy
 

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I used spray paint on all of my 11 cases. I picked up stencils and just went at it. All I have is my initials, but it helps identify from other guys cases.

The pen is a cool idea though, I think I'll go back and add numbers to my snare cases.
 

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Engraving is ok, unless you think you may ever sell the case. The block stencil is certainly the most rock and roll of all the choices/
 

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Never knew engraving would destroy the value of cases. Heck, I can't afford 1920's Ludwig snares, maybe I'll start collecting cases.
 

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swarfrat said:
Never knew engraving would destroy the value of cases. Heck, I can't afford 1920's Ludwig snares, maybe I'll start collecting cases.
Not value loss, but practicality. Would you want your name on a case running around who knows where? However a stencil is easy to paint over.

Pretty big jump to that conclusion though...
 

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Bought myself a gold Sharpie today and will give that a whirl. Thanks for all the suggestions folks!
 

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Mongrel said:
Paint pen...the type with the ball that you shake up like a can of spray paint.

Permanent, great for rough surfaces, relatively cheap, and available at AC Moore and Walmart...
This is what I use. Works great. The specific product I use is made by DecoColor and called "opaque paint marker." Color is 300-S white.

$7.20 from Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Marvy-Uchida-DecoColor-Markers-UCH300SSLV/dp/B003ICT7SI/ref=sr_1_2/155-9387472-7750538?ie=UTF8&qid=1488415439&sr=8-2&keywords=decocolor+opaque+paint+markers
 

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Just for the record, my name isn't Jan. I give my drums names so I know what's in each case. Anyone want to guess what's in Jan?
 

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